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Yawarmaki Hotel Reviews

Pantac Calle 131, Cusco, Peru

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91%

Rating
89 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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60%

We had to ask in advance for hot water to be turned on for each shower, which was very painful given we could not always plan ahead as to when we would be wanting a shower. Additionally we had to knock and wait to be admitted every time we returned to the accommodation, which was ok, but felt awkward if we were coming and going a lot, or coming home later (early morning) from a night out. Staff tried to be very helpful, but on the whole, I would not stay there again.

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

I cannot say enough good things about Raquel and Yawamarki. She was so attentive to our every need. She always had mate ready to serve. Breakfast was delicious (either eggs or yogurt, and always bread and jam). She frequently called taxis for us. She even helped us store our bags for a day after we returned from Machupicchu! For free! Raquel is like your Cusquenian Godmother. A true joy. The only difficulty we had was finding her place. Luckily, the people of Cusco were helpful when we asked.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

Great hostel. Raquel doesn't speak English, but met our needs by using a translator. The location is very close to the main square. Breakfast was great. The rooms were spacious and clean. There is no heat in the rooms/hostel, so at night it is very cold, he does provide multiple blankets though. The showers are not hot. He will turn on the hot water, but it only warm water with little pressure. Overall, I would recommend this hostel, staff is super helpful. Taxi from airport should be S10-15.


100%

Such a sweet couple running this hotel! Great internet connection. Clean and very cozy! Definitely recommend!

  • 8th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Helpful and nice staff (Carlos) that helped us with all we needed... - It's really close to the central square - Very quiet - Good breakfast - Tea was served when needed - Hot water in the shower is ready 2-3 minutes after asking for it - The madras in our room could have been better


97%

Very clean and nice hostel! The breakfast was also awesome- best hostel of our trip to Peru.

  • 18th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Booked this as a more relaxing option after doing the salkantay trek. The place was hard to find (no sign..) and our room type wasn't available. Mostly I was disappointed because for some reason I thought it had looked modern in the photos, but it's not and feels more like you're staying in someone's house. Still very cozy and nice and a good option if that's what you're looking for.


100%

Friendly and nice host ! Rooms are perfect. The breakfast is very complete : juice, eggs, yogurt,... as you want !


100%

Staff here were so helpful. We were able to leave our bags while we went on the inca trail despite not coming back to stay another night. The hot water had to be asked to switch on but then worked very well. We were offered tea whenever needed and help if we needed it! Also our laundry was done fairly quickly which was excellent. When my friend was sick, raquel was very helpful in getting us an English speaking doctor as well. Thank you!


31%

We stayed one night and checked out - very dated - no hot water - towel was hard - location poor - had to walk down garbage filled alley to narrow streets to get to center of town - sidewalk was 6" - had to pay in full to Rachel - was hoping to get some reimbursement - unable to communicate and cancel the rest of stay as there was a security lock on my msn account. Lost $90+ dollars but was happier when changed to a better Hostal more centrally located, secure and pleasant.


97%

This B&B is great!! It's not too far from the city center, the private ensuite we had was very clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was terrific. The hotel manager only speaks minimal English, but we were able to communicate with our Spanglish. This is not a party hostel, but if you are a couple looking for a good night's sleep and an excellent launch point to explore Cusco!!


100%

We really enjoyed our five night stay in Yawarmaki. It was quiet, clean and comfortable and Rachel was the nicest and friendliest host we have come across to date. When we were leaving, Rachel called us a taxi and waited with us in the freezing cold to make sure we got the right taxi to bring us to the bus station safely! Her kindness made Yawarmaki feel more like a homestay/B


77%

Very friendly hosts who were eager to help (although little English spoken so had to make do with my below average Spanish!). Breakfast was cooked at whtever time we wanted (each guest was catered for seperately and the food on offer was lovely - including a choice of scrambled eggs or banana, granola and yoghurt.) Location was on a slightly dingey back street and not sign posted outside so took us a while to find. However overall a very pleasant stay.


100%

Rachael, the owner is a very warm and friendly and helpful person. Even though we didn't speak much Spanish and she didn't speak much English we seemed to have fun conversations. Her Hostel is not a "backpackers" hostel with lots of young travelers or dormitory rooms. It is a very clean, neat and centrally located Hostel in the San Blas neighborhood and would appeal to families, couples and older travelers.


100%

A fantastic place to call home whilst visiting Cusco. Raquel is a fantastic host offering a delicious breakfast, laundry and help along your travels. We had a fantastic time and came back here 3 times as we moved between Machu Pichu and the Amazon. The rooms were really comfortable and the showers always hot. This is not the most social of place but it is awesome to recharge the batteries between all the things to do around Cusco.




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